HEAD-LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS
LOGISTICS & PORT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT & DISTRIBUTION MAN MANAGEMENT
Demonstrated exemplary expertise as evinced through over 27 years of extensive Logistics & Shipping Management encompassing Transport & Distribution, Cargo & Fleet Management, Staff Management, Fleet Maintenance, Inventory, Warehouse Management, and Planning & Forecasting skills
Warehouse Management: Good knowledge about multiple types of cargo and its storage planning. Maximum utilization of warehouse with appropriate Safety, Quality & Productivity. In depth knowledge of contract & agreements. Understanding of accounting/ invoicing of logistics, services to be billed. Hands-on experience in handling end-to-end port, and multiple cargo operations, managing logistics division, commercial operations, getting regulatory & commercial approvals, import licensing, export approvals, liaising with warehouse & customs officers, and Port administration. Evaluating staff performance on a monthly basis and briefing staff to improve quality.
Shipping & Freight Forwarding : Operation,CFS, CY Stuffing arrangements and container allocation & trailer planning Expertise in monitoring the fleet of vehicles & transporters, ensuring on-time delivery, transiting & analyzing the loss and undertaking steps to control it, supervising vessel scheduling, Stevedoring & transportation to Customer premises, allocation & booking of port operations equipment & communicating with Harbor Master. Proficient in preparing Export load list & bay plan by coordinating with the chief officer of the vessel, planning & controlling operations, meeting clients/ agents and fixing the terms & conditions, attending Berth meeting and booking berths, Profound Knowledge of Vessel entry / inbound clearance formalities.
Distribution & Transportation: Two decades of experience with Transportation & Distribution for multiple products with different transportation methods. I was directly involved in the operation of Picking and scheduling the beverages deliveries for Dubai DUTY FREE, Embassies & Consulates in UAE. In addition to that more than 450 hotel outlets deliveries. I was heading the team of 120 crew members and 60 company owned fleets. Also case to case outsourcing vehicles for emergency deliveries. (Average daily 24050 cases, Monthly 625300 cases). Also managed the team for haulage -about 40 to 50 containers inbounds & outbound haulage every day, which is involved document clearance and completing EIR & Delivery Order formalities.
US Army Cargo Movement: When I was in Agility as their Distribution & Transport head, was one of the key member for the US Army cargo movement & logistics works. Most of the cargo moved from Dubai Jebel Ali to Iraq via Kuwait border. Agility was one of the main logistics provider for this period of ( 2003 to 2006 ) We were moving in a day average 50 to 70 containers cargo ( both Dry, Reefer & Industrial equipments etc.. (The cargo worth /invoice value was approximate 46 million UD $ ).
Project Cargo & IMCO Cargo : Road, Rail, Sea, and Air Pipeline transportation, ISO & HSE Maintenance, IMCO Cargo Storage & Precautions, Project cargo Handling and its special permissions based on the nature of the cargo form Local government departments. Also lashing methods and temporary movement insurance and its procedures.
Logistics & Shipping
Cargo & Fleet Management
CBM,Pallet& Bulk Storage
Contract & Negotiation
Planning & Forecasting
Customs & Port Clearance
Transport & Distribution
ISO & HSE Maintenance
Liaising & Communication
Currently working as Head of Logistics with NTA “National Trades & Agencies”
Cochin, since April 2019
Directing, Optimizing and coordinating full order cycle.
Liaising and negotiating with the suppliers, manufactures, retailers and consumers
Heading the team for import & Export documentation and operation formalities.
Planning scheduling for Transportation & Local Distribution, International & Local Re-Locations, and Import & Export Customs Clearance.
Identify and/or solve day to day operational issues.
Motivate operations and sales staff for better productivity.
Implement cost effective operation plans.
EARLIER WORK EXPERIENCE
Head of Logistics, Administration & Operations with Online Distribution Logistics LLC, Dubai
From July 2006 to April 2019
Spearhead a team of 30 members in heading the department of Warehousing, Transportation & Local Distribution, International & Local Re-Locations, Import & Export Customs Clearance, and Air Freight & Sea Freight shipments planning
Identify and/or solve operational issues with the account(s) by implementing continuous improvement and LEAN initiatives, to strengthen team unity, goals, productivity and results
Ensuring that all distribution operations and systems comply with local PRO, health, safety, and environmental/risk management legislation as well as with Corporate Policies
Conduct in-depth logistical analysis around mode and carrier selection, product placement and sequencing in order to improve service and drive down freight costs
Ensure safety of the team involved in the yard and warehouse operations
Correlate with the admin, maintenance, documentation departments and the client to perform the inventory update, CARGO reconciliation, stock-taking for cargo on weekly & monthly basis and resolve the discrepancy
Meticulously ensure the CARGO / CONTAINER functions, operations or administration, the optimize usage of the available resources like warehouse, open yard, equipment’s, trailer, manpower & vendors and implement the management KPI’s for all activities
EARLIER WORK EXPERIENCE
Head of Transport & Distribution Agility Logistics, Dubai, from June 2001 to September 2006
Leading and motivating the entire transport team and responsible for looking after 60 vehicles and the crew members, their duty allocation and complete fleet management.
Responsible for getting the right products in the right quantities to the right locations all the right time.
Plan and execute US army cargo delivery service to Iraq via Kuwait from Dubai Jebel Ali Free Zone. Average on a day 50 to 70 containers of multi products with different transport equipments.
Manage the local distribution in Dubai in a day 450 to 500 outlets with multi products. The average delivery is 24050 cases, Monthly 625300 cases, mainly products like Liquor, Electronics & Food products.
One of my key tasks was the end to end management of Dubai duty free and Embassy/Diplomats deliveries
Responsible for all H&S implementation and investigations.
Conducting weekly staff meeting and briefing of all company policies and H&S process & procedures.
Conducting staff appraisals and evaluation, conduct trainings and briefing if required.
Preparing weekly reports which includes staff performance, quality and quantity of deliveries
EARLIER WORK EXPERIENCE
Sr. Operations Executive Maersk Line India Cochin- from March 1993 to September 1997
Cochin- Colombo-Dubai feeder vessel planner (weekly 2 to 3 sailings)
Co ordination with Marine surveyors, Stevedores & Terminal operators for inbound and outbound works
Attending Vessel berthing & sailing formalities
Bay Plan preparation, Equipment Control & tracking
CFS, CY Stuffing arrangements and container allocation & trailer planning
Equipment forecast & Planning support for Sales & Marketing team
Average TEUS handled in a month 4000 ( Exports & Imports )
Vessel operation planning in connection with Barge, Mooring Tugs, Heavy Cranes and other marine equipments managing.
Reporting to Operations Manager
EARLIER WORK EXPERIENCE
1.Executive with MMI Logistics-Jebel Ali Logistics, Dubai from October 1997 to June 2001
2.Feeder-Operations Executive with APL (American President Lines), Cochin July 1991 to September 1992
Handled Cargo dry/volume around 1000 to 1500 CBM per month
Handled Reefer Cargo/volume around 500 to 800 CBM per month
Responsible for an average over all Turn-over of 10 to 12 million UAE Dirham’s per month ( 2006 to 2018)
Successfully handled key clients including Unilever, Epson, Philips, Budweiser, Johnny Walker, Heineken, Ricoh, Fujitsu, US Army, and KBR. ( 2001 to 2006 Period )
Successfully completed the US Army Cargo delivery service to Iraq from Dubai/Jebel Ali free zone by moving 50 to 70 containers of 40 feet in a day to Iraq via Kuwait ( 2002 to 2006 )
Delivered a maximum of 24050 Cases per day and 625300 Cases per month (On trade daily distribution close to 450 to 500 outlets) ( 1997 to 2001)
US Army - Multiple cargo movement from Dubai to Iraq via Kuwait
KBR Logistics - 3rd party Logistics operator for US Army managed by Agility Operations team
Bulk Meat Import - 700 TEU 1 Ship-Load. Involved in Local Distribution & Re- Export
Home Center Daily Delivery Year - Furniture and other home décor items delivery
Abu Dhabi Sheikh His Highness Sheikh Saqar’s - Obtained project work authorization from Sheikh’s Office for importing 158 fleets of trucks from Spain and registering in Abu Dhabi.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
Supervisory skill training from Emirates Training Institute
Maersk Nomination for signing Customs & Port Documents signing along with the top management.
Reefer container and cargo management training from Maersk Line
Special performance award from MMI management ( Former employer )
Public speaking certificate from Toast Masters Canada Dubai chapter
Member of CILT
Advanced EXCEL certified course from LCC, Cochin
SAP Material Management ( operational Knowledge )
Executive Development Program in Transformational Leadership with XLRI Jamshedpur( Course Pursing)
MBA in Logistics Management, Port & Shipping Management from MIBM Global Matrix Institute of Business Management, New Delhi
BA with Political Science & Economics from Gandhi University Maharajas College Ernakulum, Kerala
Date of Birth: 1st August 1962
Passport Number: K8769972 (valid till December 2022)
Languages Known: English, Hindi, Malayalam,
Present Address: GB Garden, Kutty Sahib Road, South Cheranelloor, Chittoor, Cochin, Ernakulam, Kerala.
Mr. Mike Lee, Former Sr. Vice President of Altayar Dubai & Agility Director, UAE. UK Cell No : +447***-******
Mr. Tim Lorenti .Former Agility country manager, Present DHL KSA country Transport Manager Cell +966*********
Mr. Sankar Subramaniam, Executive Director NAFL Dubai, Cell No: +971*********
Mr. Jose Tharakan, Former HR Manager, DP world India, Cell No: +91-944*******